HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc142-3W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of the research projects on the social aspects of diligence, conducted by the central research unit of the Scottish Office on behalf of the Scottish Law Commission have now been finalised; and when the results were forwarded to the Commission.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

I have been asked to reply.

Draft reports on five of the eight projects referred to in paragraph 37 of the thirteenth annual report of the Scottish Law Commission were received by the Commission between September 1979 and January 1980. Draft reports on the remaining three projects—the Edinburgh University study of the social impact of diligence on debtors, the Central Research Unit review of creditors' policies, and the role of helping organisations in providing an advisory and counselling service for debtors—are being prepared. All these reports are expected to be finalised during 1980.

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